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Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is a highly infectious and deadly disease among pigs, with outbreaks leading to huge livestock losses. Now, researchers from Jilin University in China have genetically modified pigs to be resistant to the virus, which will also pass that resistance down to their offspring. .. Continue Reading Pigs genetically-engineered to resist deadly swine virus Categ
Two new rigorous placebo-controlled studies have been published concluding probiotic supplements do not confer any beneficial effects in easing symptoms of gastroenteritis in children. The trials found children's symptoms and recovery times were nearly identical whether they took probiotics or a placebo... Continue Reading Dual studies reveal probiotics offer no help to children with stoma
An international team of researchers has revealed that an ancient retrovirus, found in between five and ten percent of the world's population, is significantly associated with addictive behavior. The study uncovered a connection between the retrovirus and a specific gene that could make individuals more prone to a variety of addictive behaviors... Continue Reading An ancient virus may be r
Bacteria and viruses can be productive little critters, and we might be able to harness them to build materials, fuels, oil, oxygen and antibiotics. Now, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found a way to use viruses to build gold nanobeads, which can then be used to purify water and could eventually help cut the cost and time required to produce electronic componen
There's about a 50 percent chance you already have cytomegalovirus (CMV), but don't worry, it's pretty harmless in healthy adults. It's long been believed that the virus probably weakens the immune system in older people, but now mice tests have shown that the opposite is true – somehow, the virus gives the immune system a bit of a late-stage boost... Continue Reading Herpes virus may boos
Food poisoning is far from a fun experience, and usually all you can do is just ride out the storm. But soon you might be able to chase a bad burger with a "virus cocktail" loaded with bacteria-hunting viruses (bacteriophages) that will kill off the invading E. coli without harming the helpful bugs that call your gut home. .. Continue Reading How a "virus cocktail" can help wash away food
‘I saw the entire room, my entire body, and the entire universe covered with red flowers' The post yayoi kusama obliterates a room with a virus of beautiful red flowers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Getting an annual flu shot is never fun, and to add insult to injury sometimes you'll get sick anyway. That's because it's hard to fight a virus that's always mutating, but new research out of Georgia State University is closing in on a universal vaccine. The study uses nanoparticles containing proteins that are common to all influenza A viruses...Continue Reading Universal flu vaccine target
A remarkable new study from scientists in the UK has shown how a naturally occurring, and mostly harmless, virus is being recruited into attacking brain cancer and enhancing the tumor-targeting abilities of the body's own immune system...Continue Reading The virus that can attack brain tumors and stimulate the immune system to do the sameCategory: MedicalTags: Brain cancer Canc


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